Sis Hetta's child: Ante-bellum years: Death is a mystery that only the squinch owl knows -- Along the Big Road in Egypt's land... -- F''el esaa b ri doty uo romnuatni'' -- Brother Zeke: ''I'm a poor way-faring stranger'' -- Grimes: ''Cotton is king!'' -- aMsr eoJnhs'd nien raptry -- Cook in the Big House -- Randall Ware -- Spring time is sallet time -- Wedding in the Big House and love in the cornfields -- Fourth of July celebration -- She has the letter ''R'' branded on her face -- Harvest time -- ''There's star in the East on Christmas morn'' -- Freedom is a secret word I dare not say -- Get a man to buy my time out -- Put on men's clothes and a man's old cap -- Seventy-five lashes on her naked back -- ''Mine eyes have seen the Glory'': Civil War years: ''John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave'' -- This pot is boiling over and the fat is in the fire -- Vernal Equinox of 1861 -- Don't make them come and get you! Volunteer! -- We'll be back home before breakfast is over -- They made us sing ''Dixie'' -- Chickamauga: River of death -- Can you forge? -- Down with the shackle and up with the star! -- Shall be forever free -- Mister Lincoln is our Moses -- Action at Olustee -- Pensive on her dead gazing -- Confederate specie -- General Sherman is in Georgia -- What's that I smell? -- ''We'll hang Jeff Davis from a sour apple tree'' -- Noise like thunder...a cloud of dust -- Honor of this house... -- My name is Innis Brown -- What you waiting here for? -- One more Christmas on the old home place -- ''Forty years in wilderness'': Reconstruction and reaction: Two weeks in the wagon -- Bound for Alabama -- Wiregrass country in the Alabama bottoms -- Forty acres and a mule -- New land and higher ground -- Brand new house with windows from the mill -- Bad luck and hard times -- Ku Klux Klan don't like no Koons -- Keep the niggers from the polls and we'll return to White Home Rule! -- Burned out and running for our lives twice in a row -- Don't look like free schools and land reform is ever coming -- Where's the money coming from? -- I reckon I can be a granny in a pinch -- We got new neighbors now -- Freedom don't mean nothing, him allus driving and whupping me to work! -- Blackest man I ever did see -- What will happen to poor colored folks now? -- Howdy and goodbye, honey-boy!